CHOOSING AN ADULT FAMILY HOME vs. ASSISTED LIVING
ASSISTED LIVING LYNNWOOD
Having a hard time with deciding whether your loved one needs assisted living, or placement in a nursing home? If you're searching for options for your senior in the city of Lynnwood, our adult family home Lynnwood Senior Care might be the perfect fit for your needs. Our adult family home locations in Lynnwood and within Snohomish County are an excellent alternative to assisted living options for your senior loved one.
What is the difference between an Adult Family Home and an Assisted Living Facility?
Most people know the term “Assisted Living” but may not have heard of Adult Family Homes before. Both can be good options for your loved one, but there are some big differences between these two types of senior housing. These highlights are important to know when searching for somewhere for your senior to call home. Here are a few of those general differences at a glance:
|Adult Family Home||Assisted Living Facility|
|Maximum of six residents||May have hundreds of residents|
|More personalized care and interaction||Some medical and ADL care available|
|Small group and independent activities available||Often have large group activities and entertainment available|
|Homes in regular neighborhoods||Apartment-style facilities|
|More of a “family” feel||More of a “community” feel|
Operating multiple residential facilities in the area and cities around Lynnwood, MyAFH has been able to create a special network of adult family home locations. All of our caregivers are trained and equipped for providing individual care plans to all residents in our homes, no matter the complexity of their conditions or ability to live independently.
Many people are under the impression that large nursing homes are the only option for seniors with complex health conditions, and that the only alternative is assisted living services that visit your loved one on a regular basis. While both of these options are good for some seniors, we are proud to offer adult family homes as an additional alternative that is often ideal for many seniors with unique health conditions and needs.
SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING LYNNWOOD
The residents living in any MyAFH operated adult family house are given the freedom to live as independently as they are able and willing to do, based on their own physical and mental health conditions rather than an inflexible facility standard. Whether your loved one just needs some help with specific tasks like taking medications, catheters, or getting around the house, or require help with most or all tasks because of severe physical conditions, our caregiving staff will get to know them and provide the exact care they need.
All of our facilities throughout Snohomish and King County are highly adaptable to any senior's needs, but each home also has specialties and focuses of care types. Some homes are ideal for dementia patients, and others are ideal for patients who can live mostly independently. We can help you choose the best home for your senior based on location and health needs!
Our senior housing facilities located in Lynnwood are equipped to help senior patients with memory conditions that require continual help, including memory issues like dementia, Alzheimer's and many more. Caregivers are taught how to respond quickly in emergency situations for anyone in their communities, and can provide essential first aid and help immediately which can be a lifesaver in critical times where seconds can mean everything.
Our highly trained assisted living community employees in Lynnwood, Washington homes are insured to help with the care needs our seniors have, including the following:
- Bariatric Care
- Ostomy Care
- Foot Care
- Hair and Nail Trimming
- Most Other Daily Basic Living Needs
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY LYNNWOOD
The MyAFH senior community facilities in Lynnwood are specially set up for taking in senior individuals with health conditions that assisted living care providers can't help with. Whether your loved one needs help with memory conditions, physical conditions or mental health assistance, our adult family homes in Lynnwood and the nearby area can help with what's needed! If you are interested in this alternative to assisted living for your loved one, please get in touch with us to discuss pricing and activities for your loved one.
You may still have questions about MyAFH’s adult family homes vs. nursing homes in Lynnwood. Here are a few frequently asked questions:
What is the difference between an Adult Family Home and a Nursing Home?
An Adult Family Home provides more personalized care in a more home-like setting, while Nursing Homes are larger facilities that operate more like hospitals, with close care and supervision for residents. Adult Family Homes can also offer this close care, though the community is much smaller and personalized.
How do I know which Adult Family Home will work best for my loved one?
Feel free to contact MyAFH by using our contact form or calling us. Or you can search for Adult Family Homes in your area and contact them directly.
How do Adult Family homes stay accountable to the state?
The state of Washington conducts yearly surprise inspections to ensure that Adult Family homes are operating at an optimum level.
Are there services that an Adult Family Home does not provide?
Adult Family Homes are equipped to provide a wide range of services for the elderly. Most notable is the 24 hour care, with assistance of all activities of everyday living. Most homes provide assistance for Dementia and Mental Health. Some homes are RN owned and operated.
How much care should my loved one anticipate from an Adult Family Home?
Adult family Homes provide as much or as little care as the resident requires. Residents who are more independent will be encouraged to use their abilities while those needing assistance will be helped more.
What does a typical day in an Adult Family Home look like?
While each home is different, below you can see some general points that appear in a typical day. Residents are assisted with dress and grooming before serving breakfast. Rooms and laundry are cleaned. Activities and exercises are encouraged. Toileting may take place either before or after meals. Lunch is served followed by a time of relaxation or more organized activities and games. In the evening there is dinner and the day begins to wind down by watching one's favorite show before being assisted with the bedtime routine.
Call today, fill out our digital contact form or read reviews about us on Facebook! We would love to help you find the best Lynnwood assisted living home choice from MyAFH for your senior.
Call us today at 866-214-4930 to find out more about our Adult Family Homes across King and Snohomish County!